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Kids at Play... 4
Wondering about the little red
buggies being pushed around
campus and why those big balls
and streamers are in front of
that building?Find out inside.
Decision 96 ... 6
The straight talk on
politics and how voting
effects you. Also, family
ties to Bob Dole and a
student running for
Eight is Enough... 25
Can't imagine living in a
household with eleven
people? Step inside the
Breed household for a look
at what it's like.
Finger Pickin ' Good... 30
People of all ages get
together to take part in the
annual flat-pickin' events
of the Walnut Valley
Festival. Silly hats are the
On the cover: Children hard at work outside of the new
EduCare center. Photo by Mr.Cooper
Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill Rd., Room 104^
El Dorado, Kansas 67042
Average Joe 12
Currently Here 16
Grizzly News 18
Defense Never Rests 20
Shutterbug 2. .8. .15. .23. .24
By Nichole P. Kind
It is with joy, anticipation and excitement that we meet and greet you and your children. Thank you for entrusting
each of them to our care. We will assure you that they will be cared for with love, respect, guidance, nurturing,
and developmentally appropriate teaching methods. We invite you to join us at any time to revisit childhood at its
best. Welcome to a wonderful beginning for children, their parents, and Butler County Community College.
EduCare Center's Parent Handbook
Revisit your childhood. That is how I felt on my visit to the EduCare Center. This is not a daycare and it definitely
doesn't look like any school I remember. This is a playground, a building filled with wonderful toys, a children's paradise,
says the Center is a place of
joy on the faces of children tell
Center is a nonprofit child care
dents and faculty of Butler
funded by the children's tu-
funds, and a block grant from
(SRS). The Center is licensed
Health and Environment,
children ages two weeks
employment, and child care is
regardless of sex, race, age,
disability. Because of this
ment is on a first come, first
full time students and faculty
dren who are currently en-
dren who are newly enrolled,
ages except infants. If you
to get into EduCare Center,
ing list at no charge.
Center begins its work with the
rooster's crow at 6:00 a.m. and keeps on cranking out the love until 10:00 p.m., allowing students enrolled in night classes to
have someplace to take their preschool, as well as school-aged children. In addition, Oil Hill School has agreed to provide
transportation from the school to EduCare Center for parents whose classes start in mid-afternoon.
The 26 member staff of the EduCare Center is not only warm and loving, but thoroughly trained. The EduCare
Center is a working classroom for college students studying child care, development, and teaching. This type of classroom
technique is excellent for the children, ensuring that there is always plenty of help on hand for nurturing and encouraging
socialization skills. As for the students, Butler feels this type of hands-on training is going to turn out some of the best child
care, teaching, and child development students in the State.
The EduCare Center has worked to make mealtimes enjoyable. Staff and children sit together with parents being
encouraged to come to lunch whenever they wish. The children are allowed to serve their own food and pour their own
drinks — two major pluses on a child's list of cool things to do. As a learning experience, children are also allowed to help
with preparation of the meal, which is even more cool than pouring their own drink. Snacks are readily available, because,
according to the handbook, "Stomachs are not always on the same schedule, especially during growth spurts. Keeping this in
mind each classroom has cereal and crackers available."
Remember school nap time when you were a child? Remember unrolling your rug to lie down on the hard, uncom-
even though the name over the door
learning. The looks of intensity and
how much of a place of learning it
In reality, the EduCare
facility that was created for the stu-
County Community College. It is
ition, donations, grants, college
the Social Rehabilitation Services
through the Kansas Department of
The Center is able to take
through 12 years of age. Education,
an opportunity that is available to all,
religion, color, national origin, or
policy of nondiscrimination, enroll-
serve basis. However, children of
receive priority in filling slots.
As time progresses, chil-
rolled will have priority over chil-
At this time, slots are open for all
have an infant that you would like
you may place him or her on a wait-
Each day the EduCare
Learning to make bubbles, Rebecca Woost and
Kailey Roberts, make the best of their play time.
Photo by Bad Boy Jeff Cooper
tollable floor? Not so with this new generation of nappers; the Center provides each child with a plastic-framed, nylon-
covered cot and sheet. The best part from the children's point of view is that they are allowed to bring their pillows and teddy
bears from home. Also, for those of you who remember being too restless to sleep, "Children are not forced to nap. 1 ' They are
allowed quiet time activities that will not disturb those lost in dream land.
The curriculum of the EduCare center is exciting. The children are allowed hands-on experience in most anything
they do. Teachers work with a child's natural tendencies of interest and exploration to further their education. The theory
behind much of the schooling is that, "A basis for lifelong learning begins with children actively investigating their environ-
ment. Creative ex-
many more connec-
closed questions such
its curriculum on the
schools of Reggio
of natural wonder is
Above all, questions
questions let children
"Life is best
sions!" states the
How many times
Center to see the chil-
with huge balls,
has a hands-on learn-
to it that is teaching
their world three-di-
the red wagons. The
purpose is to get
the fresh air. It is also
children. State regu-
child to be outside
tions in the brain than
as, 'what color is this?'"
EduCare Center bases
creative and successful
Emilia in Italy. A sense
encouraged in children,
are encouraged, for
learn while expressing
learned in three dimen-
have we driven by the
dren outside playing
fancy streamers, and
toys. Each of these toys
ing experience attached
the children to explore
riosity to many of us are
wagons are actually
Buggies." Their main
young children out into
an easy way to transport
lations require each
taking in sunshine and
fresh air everyday, weather permitting. Wow! I wish the state required the rest of us to be taken out into the sunshine and fresh
Many of the toys the children play with they have created themselves, thus increasing enjoyment, self-esteem, and
creativity. One such toy is the streamers they dance and swirl with. Each time I see the children in the yard playing with the
streamers, my heart tugs to join them in their dances. I don't know about the rest of you, but it makes algebra look even more
unappetizing. The children are even allowed to bring some items from home; yet toys, books, or videos of aggression are no-
no's. The Center believes in the process of socializing the next generation to live in a more peaceful, gentle world.
A final experience the Center instills in its children is responsibility. Children learn to care for and be responsible for
caged pets. And, not a parent need fear, because all of the pets will have their vaccination records on file.
Visiting the Center, I had the feeling of walking on sunshine. After reading through their handbooks I found myself
hoping beyond hope that the Center not only succeeds, but that its idea spreads to other colleges.
According to Administrator Sue Sommers, "The EduCare Center is proud to be a new part of the community and is
thankful for the support it has been given in getting started. I am very pleased by the support and enthusiasm of the college
and community. The Center has been a positive addition for the early childhood classes. I feel the child care students will be
so much better trained due to the EduCare Center. I also feel that parents are feeling more secure that their kids are well cared
for and loved, making their own jobs easier."
Getting bundled up for a walk is a fun job. Photo by Jeff Cooper
All bubbled out Brandi
Babcock plays with the
bubbles she just learned to
make. Photo by Jeff Cooper
From the outside
looking in, Pixie
Peters cries as
she watches her
the play tunnel.
Photo by Jeff
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Decision f 96
Tis the season — no, not the one with Santas, snowflakes, and decorated trees. It's the one with promising TV
commercials, yard signs, and baby kissing.
This year is the Big One. We go to the polls to mark some little boxes with our No. 2 pencils behind red, white,
and blue striped canvas curtains to give some lucky person a high paying job and the opportunity to run the country for
the next four years.
Why do we bother to vote? Although many complex answers can come from a question such as this, it boils
down to the fact that America requests a democratic society and this is how we achieve it.
How do we know that our one vote counts? For some, the daily struggles we face in life leave us feeling inad-
equate and insignificant in a country so large, so they don't bother to vote. Once in a while, political races are won or lost
by just a few votes.
For others who choose not to vote, the issue stems from
minority where they reside. What if 10,000 people in the
voted. Look at the difference one vote could make if
didn't count actually voted. According to Ernie
Election Commissioner, approximately 24,000 of the
show up at the polls on November 5.
What really does happen on elec
who vote, we cast our ballot, go home,
the media . Behind the scenes, though
quired to do this job. Although
sands of volunteers spend the
wee hours of the night help-
teers man the forty-five
volunteers bring the ballots
Once the ballots have
five extra election day staff spend
which "reads" the pencil marks and
them are hand-counted.
Upon finishing the count, which can run many hours into the night or the following day, the results are
sent to the Kansas Secretary of State. If, for some reason, a re-count is requested, the process could last longer than the
Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. Then, the final results are released and a winner is declared. Yes, Virginia, there can be a
Santa Claus if you're on the winning side.
1996 is the first year a voter can request a ballot to be mailed to them so they can vote earlier than November 5.
This is due to the passage of the National Voter Registration Act, which gives a person no excuse for not voting if he or she
can't make it to the polls on election day.
Candidates in local races, such as those running for sheriff and county commission would like you to remember
that it's not just "the big races" that are important, but the races that effect your local government as well. Besides, it only
takes a few minutes to vote.
the idea that their political party is a
immediate area felt the same and all
everyone who thought their vote
Sifford, Butler County Clerk and
29,140 registered voters will
tion day? For those of us
and await the results via
many people are re-
some are paid staff, thou-
day, evenings, and some into the
ing us maintain the American
County alone, approximately 135 volun-
precincts. When seven-o'clock strikes, these
to the Butler County Courthouse election office to
arrived at the courthouse, a staff of seven, plus four to
the evening feeding ballots into an opti-scanner machine
tallies the totals accordingly. The ballots with names written on
The results are in.
-Sutler county Results-
29,140 registered voters (September 5, 1996)
DID YOU KNOW? DUH!
-That most people think the President earns his salary?
-That the President's salary is $200,000 a year
-If you did vote, the results in this year's election could
change the results of the election?
-Most people don't vote because they feel that their vote
will not count?
1 Top 10 Reasons *
• That We Hate Politics •
• 10) Media involvement •
• 9) The results •
• 8) Speeches •
• 7) Boring •
I 6) Bad-dealings *
I 5) Mud-slinging *
I 4) Arguments among people I
I 3) Everything I
I 2) Money being spent *
• 1 ) Lies *
I Top 10 Reasons I
■ That We Like Politics ■
J 10) Voting your opinion J
J 9) How we are notified of the results J
J 8) Getting favorite candidate into office J
1 1) Booting candidates out of office \
1 6) Solving our country's problems '
'5) Patriotism I
a 4) By the people, for the people I
1 3 ) Entertainment value I
1 2) Debates I
1 1 ) Nothing I
Information compiled from a survey of 2 10 BCCC students
Keepin 1 it in the Family
T. J. Kilian
Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, and Ross Perot are three candidates for President who will be trying to get
your vote November 5th. However, for Butler freshman Karina Lindahl of Augusta, voting for the first
time will mean much more than just being a part of the democratic process in electing the next President.
It will be an opportunity to cast her vote for cousin, Bob Dole.
According to Lindahl, "I have been brought up Republican all my life and
I will vote that way."
Lindahl grew up in Dole's hometown of Russell, Kansas and graduated
from the high school where where she can still remember playing in the band
as part of a welcome home tribute to Dole.
"I felt I was doing something for Bob Dole. I was part of the welcome
home tribute. It seemed a lot more special to me than just being a member of
the audience," said Lindahl.
Although Lindahl will be voting for her famous relative, she said that she
would be feeling some disappointment in connection with his win.
"If he wins, I'll be mad because my brother gets to go to Washington D.C.
with the band and attend the inaugural address. They might even get to play
for him," Lindahl said.
.' , , , , Lindahl encourages everyone to vote for Bob Dole, especially if they
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It' Ph t h I t' weren t planning on voting. "I tell them to make their decision based on what
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STUDENT RUNS FOR STATE LEGISLATURE
by T. J. Kilian
Lowering taxes, supporting education and easing government regulations are just three of the
issues that Butler sophomore, David Glover of Towanda, wants to address. Glover is running for a
seat in the Kansas House of Representatives as a Democrat
from the 75th district. He is also a member of the Academic
Challenge Team, where his expertise is in history.
He began his campaign by talking to groups, teachers,
and unions, and won his primary to have his name put on the
November ballot. Glover has been interested in politics most
of his life, and thinks he would do a great job if elected.
"President Clinton is just misunderstood, but I'm
definitely his supporter. Dole is a nice guy, he just has con-
flicting views, and is kind of a grumpy old man. Perot is a
cornball. His ideas, attitude, and personality promote him as
strange," according to Glover. Running for State House of Repre-
If elected, David would have an office in Topeka, and sentatives, David Glover, Towanda
be on government salary of $60 dollars a day, plus expenses. sophomore, faces the issues head
on. Photo by Jeff Cooper
By Nichole Kind
"The Learning Lab is not mandated, nor funded by law; however, BCCC believes it to be an
integral part of the Special Needs Program." I observed Liane Fowler, Coordinator of Special Needs
smile broadly as she made this statement to me. Interviewing Liane I found that her smile was due to the
fact that Butler Community College is a phenomenal school that enjoys providing what the law does not
Four years ago when Liane joined BCCC there were only five documented Special Needs stu-
dents (anybody who has a documented learning disability and/ or a physical impairment and/or a mental
handicap and/ or is physically challenged) that she could find files on. Now the Special Needs Student
department has grown to over 300 members. Liane Fowler credits much of that growth to the college
administration: Vicki Long; Ted Albright; her own director, Paul Kyle; and Bill Rinkenbaugh. They
realize that this branch of the student body has every right to be here and as a college BCCC must serve
Liane feels fortunate that the administration has provided special funding to pay for note-takers,
which are persons who assist a special needs student in a classroom situation. BCCC has the luxury of
being able to pay note-takers, to purchase required equipment, to stock voice activated tape recorders, to
provide special computers, and to equip a Learning Lab.
Although BCCC already provides an outstanding peer tutoring program, the requirements of the
special needs students were quickly overwhelming the volunteers of the program, and luckily the institu-
tion saw the uniqueness of this problem. To solve the problem, a secondary tutoring lab was funded. The
Special Needs learning lab is similar to a public school's resource room. Yet, in this tiny room many
students are able to make their dreams come true, through hard work, devotion and determination.
It seems that this room goes through its hardest test of patience by the hidden disability students.
It is easy to understand a standard program being designed for visually impaired persons but it is diffi-
cult to design a standard program for people with hidden disabilities. Why? To look at them you would
not know that they had a disability. They have slightly different problems and since you cannot literally
see the problem it is hard to make a program comfortable to them.
As the Special Needs Program has grown, so has its voice. Although it is illegal to actually
recruit a student on the basis of his or her disability Butler has made every effort to inform pending
students of programs the institution offers. One sensational point about Butler is how they work to
promote all aspects of college life in the brochure packets sent out to area schools. The Special Needs
Program is placed beside academics, sports, and theatre, letting a person with a special need know right
from the start that BCCC is ready to create a new comfort zone for them. This allows them to succeed at
a college that not only cares, but is proud of the entire student body.
'There are not many institutions as supportive as BCCC, and for that I am really fortunate to be
allowed to build this kind of program. I am very lucky to have a staff that just gives and gives and gives.
. . I have a pretty phenomenal staff," says Liane Fowler.
When asking Justin Harper how he felt about schooling since coming to Butler he replied, "You
got to learn to be kind of quick at it (learning), because on some occasions you don't get a second
chance. Yet, I feel that everything has gone just fine; it has helped me out a lot."
This is a statement that could be considered true for any one of the students being helped by the
"When they (the students) don't do well you take it personally, you feel 'what could I have done
differently,' and when they succeed you're like, 'Yes! I helped.'" The pride and mischievousness Liane
shows on her face when making this statement is well placed, for success is a hard won prize, especially
when working with people with disabilities.
As in all great successes the Special Needs program has worked hard to come a long way, yet
feels it has a long way to go. Their next step is to create a Special Needs Student Organization similar to
the International Students Organization.
An organization ■ ■ would help the Special
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Other inter- Mandy Enegren explains that her teachers and esting aspects are: the
college does not tutors are wonderful. Photo by Sabrina Steineke charge a student extra
fees for being in the ' — I Special Needs pro-
gram and use of all the Learning Lab
equipment and tutors are free of charge. Mark Sanborn has set up an Internet Computer in his lab that is
accessible to students with musculoskeletal disabilities; at this time few other institutions are known to
have one. The best aspect of all is that once you enlist in the Special Needs program you have Liane
Fowler fighting in your corner. I found with a spirit like hers, you could not ask for a better champion.
According to Matt Braden, ""Butler County Community College only hires the best. If they had
not hired Liane, who knows where we would be? We are now one of the most accessible junior colleges
in the state, possibly in the country."
Schaum," Matt Braden's Pride and Joy
Schaum is not a guide dog, for Matt
can see, but a service dog. She not only
helps Matt maneuver through his day, but
is his personal bodyguard. He informed
me that Schaum quickly learns who and
what is normal in an area and is defen-
sive to anything that is outside the bound-
aries of what she has learned is normal.
Moreover, Schaum is positive that our
costumed Grizzly mascot is not normal
and really wants him to stay well away
from her boss. Matt also told me that
Schaum's bark is worse than her bite. She
is a highly trained dog and is required to
follow a strict work detail. Matt says he
doesn't mind letting people pet Schaum.
Just ask him first so he can tell Schaum
that she is on a work break. Photo by
DONT speak louder or slower
look or face the other directions when talking with a Special Needs student.
believe that a learning disability is an intellectual deficiency.
be overly disruptive when working around a Special Needs student; they are easily distracted.
lean on their wheelchairs. Remember, the walker and wheelchairs are an extension
of their own personal space.
fill in the gaps in their speech.
be afraid to ask them to repeat themselves.
ask the interpreters to say, "ask them this. . ."
DO not feel afraid to use terms that refer to a person's disability around them such as:
"walk," "see," or "blind."
treat them as you would anybody else,
focus on their individuality.
ask permission before touching a guide/service dog.
communicate important information in writing to a hearing disabled student
talk to persons as if the interpreter was nothing more than a telephone,
let interpreters stand beside you, so that the listener can watch both of you at once.
Butler's volleyball defense
team prepares to block the ball!
Photo by Bad Jeff Cooper
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ery day. In fact, this
great town of ours is cel-
ebrating its 125 anniver-
sary, yet, some students
feel this place has noth-
ing to offer them as far
as a night life. Well, to
those students who feel
this way, you are not
looking hard enough.
For example, to all of you food connois-
seurs, I might suggest our newest addition to the
restaurant scene, Twisted Sisters. After all, they
serve breakfast when the bars close. But for those
who are underage and have no thoughts of alco-
hol, might I suggest the social epi-center of the
Dillons Deli/Chinese Kitchen. Good times are had
by all when sharing a plate of Lemon Chicken.
Now then, for you athletically inclined
Grizzlies who just can't find the perfect week-end
workout location, Wal-Mart is just up your "aisle".
If you begin your journey at Women's Apparel and
go straight through Hardware, turning at Lawn &
Garden then you will complete your mini-mara-
thon somewhere between Pets and Small Appli-
ances. If running is not your thing and computer
students I am talking to you, then the Electronics
Department is your home. When the Super
Nintendo and Sega machines are set up they can
provide hours of brain-stimulating enjoyment.
However, I feel that I must warn you because the
high school students also know about this site.
When you show up come early and take no pris-
Finally, I want to direct your attention to
the great lake of the midwest (or at least Kansas)
and the reason El Dorado is still on the map. It is
of course our beautiful El Dorado Dam and Res-
ervoir. While I could write a whole column on
just the lake, I will not. However, just let me say
number one: never go bridge jumping without the
proper protection... safety first. Oh, and no matter
how much soda you have had to drink or what
your friends might say, it will still hurt in the morn-
ing. Number two: if during your stay at Butler you
ever have to pay the ranger for a parking sticker,
then you are not being resourceful enough.
With that said, I will leave you with just
one more piece of advice to get you through the
long nights. The skate center is closed for remod-
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When it comes to entertainment and its most popular form,
movies are the first on the list. Since the days of Charlie Chaplin
and The Three Stooges, audiences have been flocking to the big
Whether rushing to the theatre to see the latest blockbusters
such as INDEPENDANCE DAY, or staying in the privacy of your
own home and renting new releases such as HAPPY GILMORE,
the movies have been the most popular antidote for boredom.
Bed of Roses
Don't Be A Menace...
Eye For An Eye
The Great White Hype
If Lucy Fell
James and the Giant
2 Days in Valley
A Time To Kill
A Very Brady Sequel
Cold Comfort Farm
Courage Under Fire
First Wives Club
Fly Away Home
Grace of My Heart
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Last Man Standing
Rich Man's Wife
She's the One
The Trigger Effect
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Once accused of being a "clone" band, Stone Temple Pilots
continue to prove with each new single that they have a sound
uniquely their own. As always, the lyrics are indecipherable,
evidence that singer Scott Weilland was on something when
he wrote them.
No doubt about it, " Spiderwebs," the latest single by No Doubt,
is as catchy as its namesake. However, the song is more com-
pelling when performed live or on MTV, with singer Gwen
Stefani sensually strutting, shaking, and sweating.
"Where It's At," the first offering from Beck's new album
"Odelay" is pretty disappointing when compared with "Loser." Beck does nothing that
the Beastie Boys haven't already done better.
It's amazing that "E-Bow the Letter" was recorded live, considering the high
sound quality. It has been cleaned up well and is a testament to R.E.M.'s musical ability
that they can play well enough live to justify skipping recording at a studio. This song
was bland at first bite, but it leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
Smart marketing has landed "Stupid Girl" by Garbage in Billboard's top five.
Singer Shirley Manson and company serve up Curve leftovers with spice to conceal the
original flavor. Nevertheless, while this is certainly not the best Garbage has to offer,
"Stupid Girl" is a good song.
Why doesn't Chris Cornell sing? Soundgarden's frontman wails his way through
"Burden In my Hand" like a hair-band relic from the 80 's, casting a shadow over the
instrumental brightness that his bandmates radiate.
If the song "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Change In My Hand"
by Primitive Radio Gods lasted as long as it takes to say its name, it would still be too
long. This song is monotonous, repetitive, boring, and uninspired. The only redeeming
quality it has is the brief vocal interludes hijacked from from the throat of B.B. King. It
is no wonder it was on the soundtrack for "The Cable Guy." It's like the punch line of a
3 1 1 is another band whose songs are much better live. "Down" is a good song,
but not as enjoyable as it is when you are skanking (ska-dancing) to the rhythm. This is
better heard at parties than in the car or while doing homework, as it naturally boosts
energy that cannot be safely released in a subdued environment.
Pearl Jam seems to regress musically and lyrically with each new album as
evidenced by " Who You Are," a droning coma-inducing song off their new album "No
Code." Theories speculate that their decline began when: (1) they fired their former
drummer, who has more talent in a nosehair than the new one, (2) they quit being a band
and became a cause, and ( 3) they started obsessing over Neil Young. What was once a
good band seems to be only a shadow of their former selves.
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9. Who You Are
7. Over Now
6. Open Up Your Eyes
5. Good Friday
4. Until It Sleeps
3. Test for Echo
2. Trippin' On a Hole In a Paper Heart
1. Burden In My Hand
Trippin' On a Hole In a Paper Heart
Where It's At
E-Bow the Letter
Burden In My Hand
3. Standing Outside a Broken.
1. Who You Are
It's a Party
All I See
C'monN'Ride It (the Train)
How Do You Want It/ Calif. Love
Elevators (Me &You)
Runnin' Away With My Heart
Living in a Moment
So Much for Pretending
I Am That Man
It's Midnight Cinderella
Learning As You Go
Guys Do It All the Time
I Don't Think I Will
She Never Lets It Go To Her Heart
II & It
If Your Girl Only Knew
Use Your Heart
Why I Love You So Much/Ain't Nobody
Elevators (You & Me)
I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)
You're Making Me High/Let It Flow
Hit Me Off
Your Love Amazes Me
9. It's All Coming Back To Me Now
7. I Love You Always Forever
6. Why Does It Hurt So Bad
5. Where Do We Go From Here
4. Because You Loved Me
3. Give Me One Reason
1. Change the World
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BCCC sponsors conference
On Thursday, September 19, BCCC sponsored the
"Project Action Conference." The conference was
held for parents in order to help them cope with rais-
ing teenagers today. Officer Dave Step was on hand
to speak to local eighth graders and their parents. Rob-
ert Simon, substance abuse and violence prevention
specialist for USD 259, was also asked to speak at
Dean retires after
40 years of dedication
After 26 years serving BCCC, Curt Shipley, dean
of behavioral sciences, math and physical education,
retired in July. During his many years working in the
education field Shipley has held a variety of posi-
tions including coaching, athletics director, educator
as well as other jobs.
Many students feel that they can talk to Shipley
about almost anything that's on their minds. He re-
sponded by saying "To me, there is only one way to
be. You have to be accessible to your young people
and let them know that you're in their corner."
Butler receives grants for school
During the September meeting of the Board of Trustees, Butler Grants Officer, Judy Carney, an-
nounced that the school is set to receive in upwards of $900,000, with over $810,304 coming from
federal and state agencies and over $96,235 coming from other outlets. Totaled, the grant money will
only account for approximately one-third to one-half of the total operating budget.
"As the sources of traditional aid from places like the state decline, it becomes important that alter-
native means for raising the money be found. That is why the need for grants, like the Title Three Grant,
used for expanding technology, become key to supplementing our internal budget," said President
On August 19, the BCCC Endowment Association held its fourth annual Golf Tournament which
was located at Willowbend Golf Course in Wichita. The golfing weekend netted the endowment asso-
ciation an estimated $6,500 and was the brain child of Rocky Waitt of Rose Hill, who is an endowment
board member and the Tourney chairman. The first place team of Jerry Peterson, Steve Spines, Tom
Wallace and Tim Maher also took home over $1,100 in merchandise from the Willowbend Pro Shop.
Robert Simon speaks at the Project Action
Conference on Sept. 19. Photo by Jeff Cooper.
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77i£ Fantasticks do a double take
For the first time in eight years the fine arts
department is doublecasting for the season opener,
The Fantasticks, which ran in early October. The idea
for the double cast was discussed by the department's
instructors and became a reality when the audition
call produced around 40 students. The decision for
the large cast was made so that more students could
participate in the theatrical experience.
Dr. Phil Speary described the rehearsals as
a "three-ring circus, " with the actors learning lines,
staging, music, and dance simultaneously through-
out the 700 building. Speary explained, "it's great
to have the resourses so you can do it."
Livestock Judging Team places first
In late September the BCCC Livestock
Judging Team traveled to Wichita to com-
pete in the MidAmerica Livestock Judging
contest. The team brought home a first-place
The team went on to take the first place
in swine, cattle and oral reasons. They also
placed third in sheep. Individually, Eric
Kinsley of Rochester, Minn., took first in
cattle, oral reasons, and overall; Galen
Slough of Gruver, Texas, second in swine,
second in cattle; Quint Scripter of Council
Grove, third in sheep; and Beth Brautigam
of Rosebud, Mo., third in cattle and fourth
in oral reasons.
Exhibit proves to be cultural experience
The art exhibit by Pok-Chi Lau in the Erman On a scale of one to five, one being the
B.White art gallery was an excellent display of black lowest and five being the highest, I give this
and white photographs by the
Chinese American artist.
portrayed the many phases of
life. The question "Why are
we here?" seemed to be the
main focus of the artist's work
and he did an excellent job
portraying that in his pictures.
Born in Hong Kong
this artist has always been
influenced by Western and
Chinese culture and it has
become the focus of his many
works. Many of his pictures
portray people in their homes
and the great details show
From Chinatown to Kansas was the theme
of Pok-Chi Lau's photography exhibit.
evidence of his Chinese and American culture.
exhibit four stars, only
deducting one star for the
gruesome portrait of a man
with no meat on his bones,
I especially liked the great
detail of the mixture of
Chinese and American
culture so if you didn't see
this exhibit it was your loss
and not mine.
This is BCCC's
fourth academic year to
showcase artwork in the
Erman B. White art
gallery. The gallery's hours
are from 9:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through
Friday and the gallery is
open one hour before all play productions.
Defense Neuer Rests
By Amy Kratzei*
._ost of the year, Steve Braet walks around the Butler campus, exchanging pleasantries with students and employ-
ees in a most friendly fashion, a ready handshake and a warm smile always at the ready. Making contact with all Butler
patrons he meets, Braet genuinely seems to have the plight of his fellow man firmly set in his mind.
.jMflpF him at the mailroom. "Morning!" he smiles.
won see him going into the chow hall. "How's it going?" he waves.
You H e him in the hall, outside his office, where countless Butler gridiron accolades hang. "Hey, have a nice day,
■ But when the seasJjis spit to change, along about late August, Butler's assistant head coach and defensive coordi-
nator changes too. No l^pres fall off, he doesn't turn red or gold; but the guy, who can quote Jim Morrison scripture and
verse, becomes a different person. He's an adult who depends on 18- and 19-year-olds to carry out the game plan, demon-
strating weekly that they undersflMd what he has taught them the previous week. He depends on them to demonstrate that
he's doing his job. lP
Sure he" II smile or wave atjfcm when you pass him on campus during football season. But it's not quite the same as
when you pass him during, say, baseW|pr basketball season (when he spends a lot of time on the road recruiting next year's
crop of students^ Former players say iJ^piore °f a man posessed. A man totally wrapped up in the business at hand, the
■gtball players— how to play defense.
sn-kial breed. They like to mete out justice in a punishing manner. They take
he's doing his job. w
Sure, he'll smile or wave atjjtou ^
when you pass him during, say, baserw^
crop of students). Former players sayfe
reason why he exists. Teaching studer
Third and two. Stop then
Third and seventeen. Stop fh.e\
Fourth and goal. Stuff the oppo!
So you can understand why hei
Galen Blackmore Field, some idyllic SI
opportunity to grasp the essence of Ste\
P. Not just stopping them, but cramming the ball down their thro
kupied. And if you should happen to saunter over to the east sidt
■n or evening, you're probably going to afford yourself the uni ^
ifcsive Football Coach. It's something you can't appreciate sitting on
creaming, er, I mean, "lecturing.
;ieck, it's appropriate here, like a grizzly bear (wif u
the west side of the field, simply due |
Stalking the west sideline like a — well, what 14 u. pic^jv, u » appiupnaic uwc, hac a gnz,^ ucai ywi
paw) — Braet sounds like an out of tune chainsaw laMfBtg to cut through corrugated aluminum, barkinj
plays, stunts, encouragement for his players and what should charitably be described as offering enligj
suggestion for the zebras.
"Don't do a story about me and the football team," the coach insisted, all the time smiling and appe]lpig cordial
however, when asked for a comment about his 16-ycar Butler legacy. "I don't do that. I don't talk to the media."
His comments are not necessary at this time, for his record with the Grizzly football program speaks volumes for
He was the defensive line coach from 1979 through! 981, including '81 's national championship team which posted
a 1 2-0 rJMfrd and a bowl victory. Under his tutelage, he has cranked out more than a few Grizzlies who have received All-
America hdBws (18), he has had seven former students play in the National Football League. Recent examples: Dave Tho-
mas of the Lifeersity of Tennessee and world champion Dallas Cowboys fame; Kwammie Lassitter of the University of
Kansas and PhoMix Cardinals. And he's screamed himself hoarse as a Butler defensive coach in nine other bowl games.
Braet be ... jjge Wichita State's defensive line coach for the 1 982 and 1 983 seasons, ' 82 being one of the rare bright
spots in WSU footHmhi story. That Shocker team posted an 8-3 record as well as a victory on the road against KU. There,
Braet coached NewlMeans Saints' number one draft pick Jumpy Gathers. Since then, the former Friends University All-
America noseguard has made Butler his home.
The Grizzlies' seasbn got off to a roaring start: they handed the nation's NJCAAtop seed, Hutchinsorjfeeir first loss
of the season in a 27-0 blowout. The word around the football department is that the team has a new attitude. J| Rat's the c ase,
keep up the good work guys!
As the moon rises
Steve Braet, assistant ;
head coach and
explains the defense
strategy to the team
members. Photo by
Braet heartily encourages
his team to do their best
during a game. Photo by
out by a
Not holding back, Braet shares his views with officials over a disputed call. Photo by Jeff Cooper.
Brandon Gaines helps
hiWirl friend out of a
first aW of school
mishap. F^pto by Jeff
Steven King, National
his talent for Roger
Lewis's music class.
Photo by Jeff Cooper
County resident takes in baseball play^
By Shareen Ayoub
Simply say the name Breed around almost any col-
lege baseball player and you'll see a spark of recogni-
tion. No, it's not a baseball player, coach or even sports-
caster . It's the family name of a woman who has come
to be known as mom by many of the baseball players
who come to play in the NBC College World Series.
"She's awesome. I'm going to tell my mom, real
mom, she needs to catch up. She's just awesome," said
Matt Weisel, a senior from California.
Vicki Breed and Dick Breed are volunteer host par-
ents during the summer baseball season. Any player need-
ing a host family can stay with them. At this year's NBC
games Vicki had eight players staying at her home, in-
cluding her son Josh Breed. Josh had to make a sacrifice
in order to make room for the visiting players.
" I have two bedrooms, one upstairs and one down-
stairs because the room upstairs isn't big enough for three
guys — well actually eight guys. They're all staying in
the basement. It is actually my bedroom,'' said Josh
Although taking care of eight boys between the ages
of eighteen and twenty-four may seem like a heavy load,
the Breeds have developed some rules in order to make
everything a bit easier.
"I only have two rules: I do their laundry and I get
to spoil them. This is a gift for us. There isn't anything
we'd rather be doing. This is more fun than anything
else we could be doing. It's boring without them
around,' 1 said Vicki Breed.
Playing pool, basketball, video games, watching
videos, playing on the computer and going to Old Town
are just a few of the activities the boys take part in
while staying with the Breeds, making "Camp Breed"
as many several of the players call it, an accurate de-
scription of the household.
The Breeds have never kept track of how much
money they spend on food or drink for the boys, but
Vicki guessed they took anywhere from 25-30 show-
ers a day and drank two to three gallons of milk or
juice a day. The players counted the soda cans they
had in the house and said they could invite five hun-
dred of their friends over and still have soda left over.
" The girls I know are always asking if they can
come over and stay the night. They think it's cool liv-
ing with all these guys and I get to learn about base-
ball," said Josh Breed.
Nathan Reese, the catcher from the Wichita State
Shockers explained why he and the others like staying
with the Breeds.
" They make you feel welcome and they make
everyone feel welcome. It doesn't matter if you play
baseball or not, they like to have kids, that's all," he
Vicki Breed keeps a watchful eye on UCLA senior, Jon
Heinricks, as he makes himself a meal. Vicki cooked three meals
a day and provided snacks for the boys that stayed at her house.
Photo by Jeff Cooper
When the National Baseball Congress
World Series tournament began, the El
Dorado Broncos weren't one of the teams to
be wary of. A single win in the World Series
was a high goal to strive for. But that wasn't
the case three weeks into the tournament.
Although the Broncos entered the series
posting a 26-22 record, and a fourth place fin-
ish in the regional tournament, they still faced
what seemed to be insurmountable odds.
The Broncos were looking at a top-ten
finish in the 42-team tournament and finally
starting to show some force by the middle of
On August 12, the team finally reached
its goal winning the NBC World Series and
beating Tacoma 13-8. Scoring more runs
against a team that came in with a 3.98 earned
run avearage— more than any game played
during the series.
einricks goes for the left
)rner pocket as Dick
Breed looks on. Billiards
is only one of the many ac-
tivities the players take
part in while staying in the
Photo by Jeff Cooper
Josh Breed and
play a video game in
Josh's room, that
taken over by the
Photo by Jeff
Xavier junior, Billy
Peters, one of the
baseball players at the
Breed house talks
about their living
Photo by Jeff Cooper
By Brandon Unrein
You may remember when El Dorado Lake was one of the finest largemouth bass fisheries in the
state of Kansas. But if you have fished the lake lately you have probably noticed the decline in the
amount and size of the bass being pulled out. According to Jaime Miller, who reguraly fishes Eldorado
Lake, "You can catch some small largemouth but no big ones."
El Dorado State Park's wildlife biologist, Ron Marteney, has the answer to why fishing at El
Dorado has gone from one of the best fisheries in the state to one of the worst.
According to Ron Marteney, "the problem is the lack of proper nursury habitat utilized by bass
and other gamefish to hide from predators." After spawning, the young bass need a place to hide until
they grow large enough to protect themselves from predators. During their first year is when they are the
most susceptible to being eaten by other, larger fish.
Although the lake isn't in good condition now, that wasn't always the case. In the early '80's, it
provided an abundance of flooded habitat for the bass. However, the flooded plants that once protected
the young bass could not sustain themselves underwater; they have all died and decayed by now. Unfor-
tunately, the lake has not naturally established any aquatic vegetation on its own and it is doubtful that it
ever will for several reasons.
Marteney has submitted a proposal to manually introduce aquatic plants to the underwater
enviroment. After submitting his proposal to the Kansas Wildlife and Parks and to the Coips of Engi-
neers, they sought the expertise of Dr. Michael Smart of Louisville Aquatic Research in Texas. Dr. Smart
had previously conducted several projects similiar to the one in El Dorado with success. "Dr. Smart
suggested changes and modifications in the plan," said Marteney.
This project ensures the survival of plants by preventing wind, waves, carp, and turtles from
killing the vegetation. Early this spring the project was started by lowering the water level several feet so
that fences could be constructed across coves. This would help prevent some of the waves from damag-
ing the plants. Small fenced enclosures were also added to provide a place in which to keep the aquatic
plants, preventing turtles and carp from eating the plants.
So far, Wildlife and Parks and the Corps of Engineers have fenced off three separate coves, and
set out six pairs of fenced enclosures. They have planted a variety of native aquatic plants in the enclo-
sures to find which plants will produce best. These established plants will serve as founder colonies and
will eventually spread around the lake on their own. While the lake's water level is still lowered, Wild-
life and Parks has planted grass seeds on the exposed mud flats, by using a plane. The mud flats are now
covered in grass, which will eventually be flooded when the water reaches its normal level. This vegetaion
will last for not much longer than a year, but will produce excellent habitat for fingerling bass while it is
there. Marteney expects the water to reach its normal level when next year's spring rains come.
Marteney is planning on the project taking a total of two years to complete, if all goes well and
mother nature cooperates. He also estimates the cost of the project when it is completed to be around
$250,000. The Coips of Engineers will fund 75% of the cost, and the remaing 25% will be covered by
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Hopefully, this project will help the aquatic vegetation to
establish itself around the lake and therefore allow the bass population to grow. This project has a great
chance of success thanks to the time and effort put into it by all. And please help the bass population
grow by practicing catch and release.
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Brandon Unrein, works a
buzzbait through flooded
timber at El Dorado Lake
in the hopes of catching
one of the few largemouth
bass still in the lake.
Photo by Jeff Cooper
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It's official: the Walnut Valley Festival is on for next year,
despite rumors that the festival would be sold due to owner Bob
Redford's age and health problems. The Walnut Valley Festival,
which began in 1972, is a huge event which brings people from
all over the country and from all walks of life. It draws the very
rich in their Italian loafers who refuse to sit on the port-o-potties
and it draws the poor who get so drunk that they pass out in the
port-o-potties. There are the very old and the very young, and just
about everyone has a stupid hat on. You'd be intimidated if you're
not carrying a guitar or wearing a ten-year-old "Picker's Para-
dise" t-shirt. It's crazy-amaza-crazy how one event can draw such
a cross-section of the population. You've got your old hippies and
your new, lame hippies; your stodgy fanners and your blue-haired
punks. I'll never understand why those young'uns are there.
Shouldn't they be out banging their heads against an amplifier
and huffing household cleaning products? These folks all come
for the same two reasons: the people and the music, which in-
cludes western, Irish, old-time country, folk, blues, and Cajun,
along with bluegrass.
I've been to the Walnut Valley thing before and I camped.
So I was surprised when I left my car in a parking lot a mile away
from any of the stages. Getting to the lot was the hard part. My
little, low-to-the-ground car sludged through at least a foot of mud,
but miraculously made it to the grass. It was a sorry excuse for a
parking lot. Luckily there was a tram waiting to pick me up, and
all the other people who battled the mud. The tram assistant (i.e.
the person who helps the old fogies on and off so that they don't
break a hip) told the passengers about the fifteen hundred volun-
teers when she said, "It's [the Walnut Valley Festival] a testament to the community and the people who
believe in it."
The festival is full of sights and sounds, but it made me regret that I am not hard of smelling.
There was a plethora of smells and none were good. Everyone was barbecuing, but what was on the grill
I don't want to know. Diane Wahto, Butler instructor, tries to avoid the campground because, "When I
get back to Wichita my lungs really hurt."
Wahto has worked at the information booth for twenty years. "I enjoy working because it pays
my way in. People from all over the world come by." Wahto lived and taught in Winfield for ten years so
it's a homecoming for her; a chance to see long-time friends and kick back and relax. "Whatever work
I have to do, I just leave it behind."
If you're feeling down about the state of the world and just want to get away from it all, come to
Winfield on the third week of September and let it all hang out.
Dancers find themselves
caught up in the moment and
lost in the sounds emminating
from Stage five, which draws
the best dancers every year at
the Walnut Valley Festival,
(above) Photo by Jeff Cooper
Through the crowd, a
festival goer searches for a
familiar face in the fast
expanse of the gathered
music enthusiasts, (left)
Photo by Jeff Cooper
In the next issue:
Find out from The Fantasticks
if it's true blondes have more
Pardon the mess, Grizzly
under construction: new
design on the way.
Photo by Jeff Cooper